The New Temple Preschool Outdoor Learning Environment
Temple Preschool has an opportunity to transform our outdoor play space into a best-in-class, nature-based learning environment.
Working with a playscape designer, landscape architect, educational expert and our very own children, we have created a vision for a new outdoor space that fosters the social, emotional and intellectual needs of our students.
Our Vision: TPS Outdoor Learning Environment
The space will be a fun place to play and an integral part of the TPS educational experience. It will bring:
Learning & health benefits
Children will develop creativity, critical thinking and problem-solving skills; and enjoy health benefits, such as improved sleep, reduced obesity and decreased stress.
New nature-based curriculum
students will strengthen their connection to nature with new life science activities, gardening, wildlife observation, composting and more.
Promotion of Jewish curriculum
The space will integrate Jewish symbols (Hebrew letters, menorahs) so we can learn about Judiasm and its traditions in a new, physical way.
Improved security, safety and shading
Trees will replace the current tarp; solid ground cover will replace the mulch; and the space will be fully enclosed.
Upgraded durable equipment
In lieu of outdated, traditional equipment, we will enjoy natural walking paths, rocks to climb, a tree house, a mud kitchen and more.
Increased square footage
We will have 1,300 more sq. ft. in which to play and learn.